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I Battle Depression

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    I hide behind a neutral face I act strong

    but really im crumbling on the inside...I am to scared to cry because i dont think i could stop the tears once they fall...I suffer from Depression and anxiety that make a simple chore or errand somewhat differcult to manage...I feel alone all the time even when i live with a...
    WildNikolaRose33 WildNikolaRose33 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 34 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I was in a relationship with this girl

    for 3 and a half years. She saved my life when I was suicidal, and when at my lowest point she made me smile ear to ear. The holes in my heart didn't feel like holes anymore she.... she made me happy. This was the girl I wanted to spend the rest of my life with she loved me for...
    TheHelpingHand TheHelpingHand 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 1

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    Drawing a pic on her wrist whith a blade

    as if her maind isn't dark enough for her imperfections
    rawan99 rawan99 13-15, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Fighting Depression On Daily Basis

    Keep up !!! Move some energy around!!! Live style!!!   I was born depressed. I didn't knew that in the beginning, but there was always something. Today, I know I wasn't so happy then. I used to think that I am but I was not. I was living in my own world alone - detached and...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 9 Responses May 24, 2012

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    I cannot take it anymore.

    I Quit. I Quit.
    HopefullyThirdTimeLucky HopefullyThirdTimeLucky 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 23 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    I have fought with depression all of my life,

    and it is a constant struggle daily. At times I feel helpless and completely alone, even though deep down I know that this is not the case. Hopefully in time I can build a support network and have more high times than low.
    DarkChaos1 DarkChaos1 26-30, M 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Most of the world think I'm just some average

    teenage girl. Well, that's what I want them to think. I don't want my mother, father, family, friends to worry about me. Their life can be hard enough in its own ways. Then theres me inside, who I really am. The one girl that I hide from the rest of the world because she'd be an...
    HydroChronexia HydroChronexia 13-15, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    "Difficult time is the greatest magician of the

    world, it can change the face of ur dear ones, in seconds" Goodnight
    lost021 lost021 18-21, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    I finally have some of my medications back

    for this Bi-polar crap! I hate it! I have my days where everything is great, and days where everything is not. I hate the roller coaster days.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I finally, after stopping

    for some reason, finished the series finale of House. I don't know if it's because I've always been such a fan, but the ending hit me so hard. To think that a man like House, with all his faults, still helped people; it just made me cry, and cry, and cry. Fictional or not, I...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    A Little Rant:

    I don't think a lot of people know the difference between being sad and having depression. I keep seeing on here that some people are so "depressed" today. I think they meant they where sad. Depression doesn't just last a few hours or a few days, no depression says for months and...
    Demonicfemale Demonicfemale 16-17, F 9 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 18

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    **** depression I battle myself

    and it always ends up a draw
    Blackness247 Blackness247 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Yerbamate Yerbamate 26-30, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 14 Responses Mar 4

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    I don't think people understand how frustrating

    it is to be asked, "what's wrong?" when you don't even know.
    carissamae carissamae 16-17, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Is Numbness a Sign of Depression?

    hello to everyone, ive suffered from depression in the past i think part of me has accepted that its part of my makeup, u have good periods and bad periods like everyone else but ours is different, its like a black cloud that appears suddenly or can take a long time to appear...
    LeeAnn LeeAnn 26-30, F 69 Responses Jul 31, 2007

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    I'm so close to relapsing.

    I hate living here. I'm not allowed to move out. I hate it all. One day , i will be strong enough. I'm done.
    Incognit05 Incognit05 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    This annoys the **** outta me.

    People who selfharm and/or are depressed keep whining about how sad they feel and how they want to cut. Just stop. ******* stop it. And don't you dare whine about attention seekers when you are one yourself. Selfharm is an addiction just like anorexia, sort of like smoking...
    absenceofsound absenceofsound 13-15, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Did You Hurt Yourself?

                Someone has told me. " When you were harmed, I recommend you try….Try to pick a stone and Carry it and squeeze It! Squeeze it! Squeeze it tightly!  And then he smiled and asked me " is it hurt? "             Nothing can harm you, except you harm...
    FreakTurtle FreakTurtle 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    I'm out of words, I can't

    even describe it anymore. It feels like nothing. I feel nothing. I am nothing. And I accept that.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    leon789 leon789 18-21, M 9 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Depression is like drowning,

    but you see everybody breathing around you.
    ayeitskenzie101 ayeitskenzie101 16-17, F 16 mins ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 91 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Depression:The Misunderstood Illness

    uhhhhhhhh i dont really have a story haha but ill try im 26 and i feel like im 90 i feel like ive lived too long up until the fall of 2002 i was pretty happy and social and was picked on quite a bit in high school and never stood up for myself really i was a punching bag and a...
    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 35 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 28 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 12 Responses Feb 14

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 34 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    It's mildly awkward when you pour your heart

    out on here and no one comments or hearts it or anything. I'm like, "**** I must be real ****** up." Lol
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I have battled depression

    since I was a teenager. Mine comes and goes in waves, and it varies how severe. I usually will encounter at least one episode every year, sometimes three or four. I can feel it coming on. My arms and legs start to feel heavier. My voice starts to weaken. When it occurs to...
    thatspecialsomeone thatspecialsomeone 31-35, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 78 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I've been at this for years.

    I should be used to it by now. Why is it still so terrifying when I realize that this round could last far too long?
    MyaCelph MyaCelph 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    People are ******** whenever they wanna be,

    even when you are happy, they ruin it.
    lysschris lysschris 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    God . Please just kill me.

    Just do it please.
    HopefullyThirdTimeLucky HopefullyThirdTimeLucky 26-30, M 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I always feel so empty

    and think I'm worthless because I can't do anything right. I have had depression for 2 years and it keeps getting worse and worse. I just don't want to be apart of this world anymore
    lee521 lee521 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My Inner Monster

    Depression has shadowed my life since I was 13 years old in middle school. I would experience strong waves of sadness that I couldn't comprehend at the time. I suffer from seasonal depression (it's the worst during the winters for me personally because without as much sunlight...
    sunnygirl93 sunnygirl93 18-21, F 16 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    So you know what it feels like to cry yourself

    to sleep every night? Do you know what it feels like to have your parents tell you every single day that they want to hit you? Do you know what it feels like to have the one person you like never like you back? Yeah I feel useless, ugly, a disgrace to my family, worthless...
    hearmecryandwatchmedie hearmecryandwatchmedie 16-17, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well to start off, I hate myself.

    I'm fat, worthless, stupid, ugly, and a waste of space. Okay well everyday is always bad and I hate every second of it. Some days are worse than others. Like today. In psych class we were talking about mental disorders and I realized how ****** up I am. My friend that I confide...
    jasonpw jasonpw 16-17, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Yerbamate Yerbamate 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 12 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 205 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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